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What you need to know about the causes, symptoms and treatments
Have you ever experienced swelling after an injury? Maybe you twisted your ankle and needed to elevate and ice it for a couple of days. The silver lining in most cases is knowing that swelling will be gone after a few days. For people with lymphedema
A look at the importance of mental health for our well-being
When it comes to maintaining our physical health and appearance, many of us pencil in appointments weeks, months or even a year in advance. But what about mental and emotional health?
It's not too late to get vaccinated
The flu is unpredictable, as is flu season’s timeline. Here’s what you should know about the flu vaccine and when to get vaccinated.
3 things you need to know as we head into sneezing season
The arrival of spring brings longer days, warmer weather… and an explosion of pollen that can absolutely torment those of us with seasonal allergies. But with allergies displaying similar symptoms to the common cold, it can be hard to know which you’
Love and its effects on heart and mental health
Besides making us feel all warm and fuzzy, love plays a positive role in our mental and physical health.
When to see your orthopedic specialist with shoulder pain
What do a baseball player and a window cleaner have in common? Both are at increased risk of a rotator cuff tear while on the job due to continuous movement of the shoulder joint.
Tips for staying well-rested when the clocks change
The reaction to Daylight Savings Time varies from person to person. Some are merely annoyed that it’s now dark before they leave the office, while others experience Seasonal Affective Disorder. For many, sleep schedules go awry as they adjust to an e
5 things to know about the 2019 health insurance marketplace
Last year, more than 8.7 million Americans enrolled in a health insurance marketplace plan on Healthcare.gov. On Nov. 1, the marketplace opens for 2019 enrollment. Whether you plan to sign up for the first time or renew last year’s plan, here are som
Managing your health insurance dollars in 5 easy steps
Understanding your health plan options, knowing key terms and planning your medical needs are vital to making the best decisions.
There’s no escaping germs, but you can keep them from spreading
Germs are literally everywhere. From your keyboard to your cellphone and from the bathroom to the kitchen, germs can exist on every surface. Here's how to protect yourself.
New treatment offers hope in prostate cancer diagnosis
A groundbreaking new procedure helps protect prostate cancer patients during radiation treatments.
There are big changes in the ACA for 2018. 5 things you need to know
Last year, 410,000 Virginians enrolled in a health insurance marketplace plan. On Nov. 1, the marketplace opens for 2018 enrollment and there are some important changes. Whether you plan to sign up for the first time or renew last year’s plan, here
Study suggests new dads can suffer from postpartum depression
Dads suffering from depression should also be considered a legitimate health issue, according to a recent study.
There’s no escaping germs, but you can keep them from spreading
From your keyboard to your cellphone and from the bathroom to the kitchen, germs can exist on every surface.
Skin cancer can strike in the dark
It may be tempting to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, but experts warn to take it easy and put on sunscreen.
Study finds link between negative tweets and heart disease
Tweeting isn’t just a mode of self-expression. It may also be a good indicator of whether the tweeter is at risk of heart disease, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
It may be time for your mammogram
There’s never been a better time than now for your mammogram.